Warner Hi-Def Guru to Leave
Steve Nickerson, Warner Home Video executive who was the company’s point man for high-definition video will soon leave the company, the Hollywood Reporter reported Friday. Nickerson is leaving, that paper said, to “pursue other opportunities that will be announced shortly.”
Nickerson held the title of senior vice president for high-definition media at Warner Bros. He had been with the company since 2000.
A former employee of Toshiba who played a role in the launch of the original DVD format, Nickerson often spoke at industry events, the Reporter said, in favor of Warners’ dual-format strategy for releasing high-definition discs. However, the Web site Blu-ray.com called Nickerson “an outspoken proponent of HD DVD,” the format created and backed by his former company, Toshiba.